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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.374v

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Virgin Mary, hands clasped, and Evangelist John, raising left hand to cheek, flank tau cross with nail holes at both ends of horizontal bar and at lower end of vertical bar, each hole stained with blood. Both figures are nimbed.
Miniature at beginning of Stabat Mater.
Miniature and text framed by border decorated with flowers, including lily in vase and rose, and inhabited by butterfly.

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